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Should I remove Bitdefender Total Security 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,249
United States Rank #17,909
Reach 0.0164%


15.0.41 19.13%
15.0.40 0.87%
15.0.38 27.83%
15.0.36 17.39%
15.0.34 7.83%
15.0.33 0.43%
15.0.32 3.48%
15.0.31 8.26%
15.0.27 9.13%
15.0.25 5.65%

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Bitdefender Total Security 2012

What is Bitdefender Total Security 2012?  (from Bitdefender)

Bitdefender Total Security is the ultimate internet security software. Its unbreachable protection is now also non-intrusive and fast, thanks to Bitdefender Photon, an innovative scanning technology, which understands and adapts to the way users use their PC. It has a dedicated online transactions guardian called Bitde...  Read more


Bitdefender Total Security 2012 is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is 15.0.38, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 49 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 33% of users of Bitdefender Total Security 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2012\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{2AB9289D-6432-4CC0-8869-A195C3F0CFCC}\installer.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Total Security 2012

  • bdchsubmit.dll - BitDefender Shared Components (BitDefender Crash Handler)
  • avcbd32.dll - BitDefender® AntiVirus (Active Virus Control - BitDefender Components)
  • avcbd64.dll
  • avccore.dll - BitDefender Active Virus Control Communications Library
  • accessal.dll - Bitdefender Security (BitDefender OnAccessAL)
  • antispam.dll - BitDefender Antispam
  • bdfltdp.dll - BitDefender BdfltDP
  • about.exe - Bitdefender 2012 (About Information)
  • accessl.dll - accessl Dynamic Link Library
  • advanced.dll - Advanced plugin
  • antivirus.dll - Bitdefender Antivirus Plugin
  • avinfo.exe - Bitdefender Antivirus Information Tool
  • bdagent.exe - Bitdefender Agent
  • bdagexec.exe - Bitdefender Agent Exec
  • bdaphal.dll - Antiphishing application logic
  • bdaphcl.dll - Antiphishing client
  • bdaphconp.dll - Antiphishing plugin
  • bdapupck.dll - Bitdefender Application Update Checker
  • bdasal.dll - Antispam application logic
  • bdascl.dll - Antispam client
  • bdascloudconp.dll - Antispam Console Plugin
  • bdasconp.dll
  • bdassdksp.dll - Antispam service provider
  • bdcloud.dll - Bitdefender Cloud
  • bdelev.dll - Bitdefender Elevated Helper
  • bdencrconp.dll - Encryption plugin
  • bdfvcl.exe - Bitdefender File Vault
  • bdfvsctx.dll - Bitdefender File Vault Shell Extension
  • bdfvsecp.dll - FileVault Security Center Plugin Dynamic Link Library
  • bdfvwiz.exe - Bitdefender File Vault Wizard Helper
  • bdguictl.dll - BDGUI Dynamic Link Library
  • bdhtmldialogs.dll - Bitdefender HTML Dialogs
  • bdmetricswks.dll - BDMetrics Desktop
  • bdo.dll - Bitdefender Outlook Plugin
  • bdnimbus.dll
  • alertvs10u.http.dll - NetDefender (NetDefender HTTP Plugin)
  • alertvs10xu.http.dll
  • amvs10u.http.dll
  • amvs10xu.http.dll
  • aphvs10u.http.dll
  • aphvs10xu.http.dll
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender
  • bdfirewallsdk.dll - BitDefender Firewall
  • avc3al.dll - midasal Dynamic Link Library
  • avchvinst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • bdfvsctx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BDFVCtxMenuExt' with a class of {9E96C1F5-0EFA-4348-9460-15D6802C70AA}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bdagent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BDAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2012\bdagent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0066106052%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00311934%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00349127%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:325,149
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.01 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:997 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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Or, you can uninstall Bitdefender Total Security 2012 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bitdefender Total Security 2012, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Bitdefender Total Security 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.52%
Windows Vista 6.09%
Windows XP 5.65%
Windows 8 1.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.70%
Windows 10 Home 1.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  France 21.59%
  Canada 6.44%
  Belgium 4.92%
  Iran 4.17%
  United Kingdom 3.79%
  Germany 2.65%
  Australia 2.27%
  United Arab Emirates 1.89%
  Portugal 1.52%
  Romania 1.52%
  MA 1.14%
  India 1.14%
  Indonesia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 18.42%
ASUS 15.79%
Acer 15.79%
Toshiba 6.58%
Samsung 5.26%
Sony 2.63%
Lenovo 1.97%
American Megatrends 1.97%
MSI 1.32%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SD 5.04%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.68%
ASUSTeK CG5275 1.68%

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Softwin that feature antivirus and antispyware, personal firewall, privacy control and backup for corporate and home users.
Publisher URL: www.bitdefender.com


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